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Hand to mouth [electronic resource] : Living in Bootstrap America. Linda Tirado.

Tirado, Linda. (Author). Tirado, Linda. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553544985 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (4 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2014.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Linda Tirado.
Summary, etc.: From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it's like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do.We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like--on all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should."
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 123946 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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